In June 2022, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) was enacted into law, increasing the pressure on companies importing goods from overseas to document that their supply chains are free from forced labor.
To date, this is the only federal law in the U.S. focused specifically on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), and it passed by overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress. The U.S. government has pledged to strictly enforce the law, requiring companies now, more than ever, to focus on responsible sourcing and documenting their risk mitigation strategies.
For this reason, itis imperative that importers have a comprehensive process in place to fully vet their suppliers, including confirming that the supplier can verify the sources of all inputs used in the manufacture or production of the imported merchandise.
Navigating the Noise: Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience and Addressing Regulatory Compliance
Please join us for a webcast on June 20th hosted by BDO USA and Sourcemap. Navigating the Noise: Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience and Addressing Regulatory Compliance, to learn actionable steps organizations can take to bolster resilience and improve supply chain transparency to meet new regulatory requirements.